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Tough times in Gold Rush country

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Tough times in Gold Rush country
January 05, 2012 09:10PM
In Gold Rush country, golden years lose their luster
For seniors who arrived in the Sierra Nevada foothills with retirement plans and enough money to buy homes, a dreary economy has turned everything upside-down. Now many are scraping by on a fixed income, a tough task in a place so isolated.

By Esmeralda Bermudez, Los Angeles Times

January 4, 2012
Reporting from the Sierra Nevada foothills -- It was a dream to retire here — in a quaint little town atop a hillside, among the pines and the quail and the Main Street shops. When Kate Hamon arrived more than a decade ago, she had it all.

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